HC Deb 23 June 1942 vol 380 c1835W
Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Home Secretary whether, when bombed goods stored by local authorities are destroyed by fire, the responsibility for insurance rests on the authority or on the owner?

Mr. H. Morrison

The responsibility for insurance in such cases rests on the owner, and local authorities were requested in January last to inform owners of furniture stored by them of an arrangement made by the fire offices committee of the insurance companies to cover this class of case.